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Dec 26, 2012 3:00am EST
first. >> thank you. [applause] >> you are welcome to move to the mike. >> hello. i don't know if this is gone. there we are. i am from a presidential family of slaveholders. i have been doing a lot of research into the families of people my family held in bondage and i become in a group called coming to the table. are you aware of this group? is an online group that seeks to connect the families of enslaved people and families of an slavers. i find it to be a powerful experience. i am wondering if you think this hearing -- healing. >> i hope it promotes conversation. a lot of what i found on both sides of the first lady's family, black-and-white, was a lot of silence. we should talk more about it. i am not naive to think one book even about a historic first lady is going to solve everything. if it sparks some conversation, that would be a good thing. in talking to some of the first lady's distant cousins, some people, even our conversations were i think meaningful and fascinating. some of them looked at me. i am a journalist with a new york times. what they saw was an african-
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
and begin to more fish. after six weeks of daily attention i collect my first batch and mike koppel each leaf as i watch it in the sink. finally i prepare a salad for dinner. my wife won't eat the lettuce or any other item from the garden. she knows that she is careful with what sheets because the beebee that grows inside of her. i argue the food is as organic as we are we defining and she argues she doesn't trust the dirt and she has a point. we live in is the arizona a mile above sea level. it is a mining town located 8 miles from the mexican border. the copper mine closed down more than 30 years ago but the effect of the resistance remain. the mark the hillsides and it sustains the cliffs of burnt orange. they are on the horizon and remind us of the elevators the sizes of houses that carried men a thousand feet below the surface. and then there's the ( a large create from the edge of town from the torrential monsoon rains pour off the mountains into the my -- mile long bathtub. i'm going to take my coat off. it's hot up here with fees' life i guess the lights have to be on, don't they
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
communism because i was in a rock band. we shared everything, had nothing and start. when mike allen and i wrote "a patriot's history of the united states" in 2004, we identified three major elements that made up americanism. nevertheless, we never really provided a definition of american exceptionalism, and doing our revisions over time we kind of corrective that for the next addition that we hope will be out next year. even in 2004, it seemed a natural progression to move toward a history of the world, especially the modern world. it's the modern world that we see the truthfulness of american liberty and prosperity on display. and under attack. through an amazon book review of "a patriot's history of the united states" i met dave doherty, an arkansas businessman historian, computer expert from evening shade, yes, there is an evening shade, arkansas. we first begin a top to bottom review of any -- and then over time i discovered he's a wonderful co-author and so asked him to help me with "a patriot's history of the modern world." he proved especially good in areas where i was week or and
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:15pm EST
is available at booktv.org. >> now from 2012 mike book fair, book tv sat down to discuss the book "heroes for my daughter." >> host: now joining us on our book tv set in miami is a affirm -- familiar face. brad melt sir. it's not often we talk about lisa simpson and dollie parton and the three stooges. >> i bring only the highest of high brow wherever i go. you're talking to me because of my love for my daughters, and seven years ago, on the night my daughter was born, i did a trick i did for my son. i rote "heroes for my daughter." and when it started writing the book -- on the night i was born, my father bought a bottle of sham page, and he said he would hope it when his son got married. and then my man lost his job and we moved of maryland to florida. we had no job no place to live, nothing. and the stuff you put in your moving van, your clothes, that's your stuff. but the things you keep in your car the movers can't touch, that's your life. the things no one can touch. and when we moved down, my mom and dad in the front, my sister and i in the book, and behind the head rest where we w
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
is a guy named mike lynch who has molded us into a great operation, and he didn't put his name in here characteristically, but he deserves a huge amount of thanks. of course, my colleague, senator gillibrand, lautenberg, menendez and their teams were essential. we worked as sort of a seamless web, and i look forward to working with them, too, on the implementation of this package. i want to thank senator inouye. when he was ill, he continued to meet with senators gillibrand, menendez, lautenberg and myself, and we knew how much he cared, and i know he's looking down as i think senator mikulski said and he's smiling at the good work that we did in a bipartisan way to get this bill passed. of course, i want to thank senator mikulski. she is -- this was the first bill she managed and let it be a metaphor for all of her bills. senator gillibrand and i have just labeled her the engineer. she led that train down the track speedily, without flaw but carefully and was a great leader. senator landrieu, the chair of the homeland security subcommittee, was incredible in giving us advice and help,
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
of recommendation. i appreciate all your work. >> mike is a terrific guy. [inaudible] >> he still tells us that story. >> it's a true story. >> it's good seeing you. >> i will personalipersonali ze a. >> senator, hi how are you? i was press secretary on the house side when i got there in 1988. my boss though clinger, bill is doing great. i see him all the time and he gave me a list. he said if you want to know how i think, here's who you pay attention and yours was the first name on the senate list which only had a couple of names on it. he was the chairman of the board of trustees for eight years. >> i spoke to him. >> i had dinner with him about six weeks ago and he is doing great. >> he is not doing the chautauqua any more. >> he says eight years is enough but he still has a home there and spends his summers there. thank you. really a pleasure to meet you. [laughter] >> i am still here is your bodyguard. >> who is that over there? the bodyguard. >> my editors told me to ask you one question. who are you going to support for the republican nominee? >> i am 80 years old and i voted for ik
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
colleagues on both sides of the capital for their work in bringing us all together. mike collins sponsored the resolution, thank you. one leader in particular deserves recognition for his extraordinary devotion to this cause and that is my good friend senator mitch mcconnell. in a few moments we will present miss suu kyi with the congressional gold medal and what a moment will be for a woman whose name means strange collection of bright victories. a quarter of a century ago, ms. suu kyi invited her countrymen to fulfill her father's goal to make democracy the popular creek. today because of the sacrifice of she and her supporters that invitation still stands, a bright victory indeed and one that we will celebrate today. as we do we can look ahead with a renewed sense of purpose, we can present this metal not only as a symbol of the highest honors but also of our highest hopes and for the hard work that lies ahead. because freedom isn't easy to find, it takes a long winding road. shortcuts are few and setbacks are many. america has known its fair share. the party led by men who refuse to gi
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:15am EST
, the price in american lives and dollars, and i don't think so. >> last call comes from mike in syracuse, new york. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. my question is, what do
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:15pm EST
discussion, which is in the fashion of a question-and-answer session. this mike in the middle of the i/o is for you to step up to, ask your questions to the panel. right now i will introduce you to the panelists. beginning with bob allison from esa chair of the history department at the university just on this tree. yes it teaches at harvard extension school in a suffered several books on the american revolution, most recently a 2011 book entitled the american revolution, a concise history. he is the vice president of the cornell society massachusetts, trustee of the uss comes to touche museum also in the freedom trail and the commonwealth to see them in boston. he also serves the bostonian society as a member of our board's advisory committee. so with that, bob alice in. [applause] >> next we'll move to jon kyl. john does a curator of the book lost in 1775 from a site dedicated to history, analysis and unabashed gossett asserted the american revolution inkling. recently completed a study in general washington during the siege of the national park service. he saw soviet about doing goo
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
. [laughter] [applause] >>> according to author mike lawson the party is over how the democrats became useless and the middle class got. how do the republicans go? >> they got crazy when they became a kind of apocalyptic whole that lives in its own bubble and things that we have seen that in the last election. they simply couldn't believe what they were saying that obama was probably going to win and that most democratic senate candidates were going to win. they were shellshocked in their own words, and if they cannot sort of accept the in critical reality, they are going to be in big trouble in the succeeding election. >> democrats became useless? >> well, they become useless and that they become the party of me too but less in that after three successive losses in the presidential elections in the 80's they kind of retool and become more friendly and many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all but obama has excoriated as a kind of muslim and socialist that once, she's pretty much fulfiled george bush's third term in the national security matters. >> finally how does the middle
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 4:15pm EST
slapped on a picture and said we see are using drugs, and he was shot. it was mike and ike candies. all this information can be used in ways that can benefit us in some ways, but also, whether you get a job, or based on your credit and insurance, it could be a digital doppelgÄnger. when you do traveling across the web. -- insurers are being told, don't bother with those expensive urine and blood tests if someone qualifies for life insurance. just look at their social network page. these are things that could get you in trouble. if you commute to work, you eat fast food. you have friends who are skydivers. because they say behavior is contagious. all those things are supposed to mean that you are too risky. another one is an avid reader. that's like all of us here. to be reading on a treadmill or something, it doesn't mean that were sedentary. it doesn't mean that we are more sedentary than people playing video games. the reading is good for you. there are other medical evidence studies that suggest that reading is good for you. in the digital age, you have zero privacy, get over it. i'
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
-chairman, ambassador thomas pickering and former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen and also kathryn. the board's report takes a clear look at serious systemic problems. problems which are unacceptable. problems for which as secretary clinton has said we take responsibility and problems which we have already begun to fix. before tom walks you through what you're doing to implement fully all of the board's recommendations, i would like to add a few words based on my own experiences as a career diplomat in the field. i have been a very proud member of the foreign service for more than 30 years, and i have had the honor of serving as the chief of missions overseas. i know that diplomacy by its very nature must sometimes be practiced in dangerous places and citric clinton has said our diplomats cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs. when america is absent, there are consequences to reader interests suffer and our security at home is threatened. chris stevens understood that as well as anyone. chris also knew that every chief of mission has the responsibility to ensure the best
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
. mike crapo comments xp chambliss and tom coburn and the turbine on the other side actually step out on a limb here and it will tell you where we are in tribal politics that when barack obama praised mccain and six, and need to see a republican senate immediately sent an e-mail to "politico" saying that kills the land. if he is for it, work instead. this is less about ideology now than tribalism. so that's the challenge we have and it's not encouraging moderates are providing space. it's intimidating them. getting into the question of every time i get people who live congress, look at republicans in the psyche been inside a tent we are breathing a gas and suddenly you're outside and say how could i have done not? how could i have acted that way? whenever ideas is to create a shadow congress that consists of former members who span the spectrum, to start a common set of facts and have them debate not in the way congress used to because congress is never a great debating society, the genuine debates and discussions that are going to have huge audiences but can provide a model for how v
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:30pm EST
of the interactions with the sights and mike climate science but there could be other examples. >> i actually just wrote -- i would find it hard to believe that it's in the gm know because the biological and the chemical and the physical science are about as far removed from the political ideology as you can possibly imagine. mauney daily routine at the lab is to grow bacteria and then do very bizarre things to them and then get results from that. my political philosophy played no role in what i did on a daily basis. so, i would say that on biology, chemistry, physics, politics probably plays a very little role. on the social sciences, yes it's hard to imagine when a field like sociology is 40-1 that doesn't affect the quality of the research that comes out of the field. and economics, by the way -- which is considered the conservative social science -- democrats have them out numbered 3-1. it's hard to imagine that doesn't play a role in the social sciences. >> to defer a little bit, doesn't seem to be a problem and there's a high profit potential for the research products leading to high levels
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
communicators" on c-span. >> according to author mike loughner, the party is over. how the republicans went crazy. democrats became useless in the middle class got shafted. mr. lofgren how did the republicans go crazy? >> while they got crazy when they became kind of an up apocalyptic whole that lives in its own bubble. i think we have seen that in the last election. they simply could not believe the public polls, what they were saying that obama was probably going to win and most democratic senate candidates were going to win. they were shellshocked in their own words. and if they could not accept empirical reality they are going to be in big trouble in the succeedinsucceedin g elections. see the democrats became useless? >> well they become useless and they have become kind of the party of me to but less in that after three successive losses in presidential elections in the 80's, they kind of retooled and became more corporate friendly. many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all that obama has excoriated as the kind of canyon usurper who is a muslim and
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
expressed by the then-director of the national intelligence mike mcconnell, the then-c.i.a. director michael hayden, the attorney general at the time, michael mukasey, as they discussed the consequences that we would have to deal with if we continued not to move forward and put this act back in place. the agreement we reached balanced the concerns of those who feared that the national security agency had overreached with the other balance was the ongoing authority that the intelligence community needed to protect the country. that agreement is before us again to be reauthorized for another five years. the fisa amendments act protects individuals in the united states from so-called reverse targeting. it's one of the concerns people had five years ago. this would be a process which in theory could be used to monitor the communications of american citizens under the guise of spying on terrorists. it also continues to ensure that any communication originating in the united states caught in the fisa process is minimized. now, what does that mean? it means it's handled in a way that american commu
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
of special guests in the audience today but i want to single out a special welcome to senator mike reed who is a good friend of the national archives, senator reed from utah. [applause] who himself clerked for a future supreme court justice, judge alito when he was at the u.s. court of appeals on the third circuit. welcome. on monday the constitution of the united states turned 225. tonight's program is one of several that the national archives is presenting this month in celebration of the founding document, signed in philadelphia on september 17, 1787. tonight we are honored to welcome two distinguished guests to explore the past, present and future of united states constitution. our partners for tonight's program in honor of those of the constitution are the federalist society and the constitution accountability center and thanks for the opportunity to collaborate with you this evening. the declaration of independence was long heralded as the icon of our independence to nationhood. the constitution did not get as much attention. its declarations and it's for parchment pages to the declar
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
out senator mikee w leigh who's a good friend of the national archives. senator leahy from utah. [applause] who himself clerked for future supreme court justice, judge alito when he was at the u.s. court of appeals for the third circuit.e united welcome. on monday, constitution of the united states turns 225.s one tonight's program is an assemble the national archives presenteds this month in celebration of the founding documents scion philadelphians under 17, 1787. o snip honor to welcome two distinguished guests to explore, the past, present and future ofa the united states constitution.. our partners for two nights program in honor of the constitution by the federalist society and constitutional accountability center. thanks for the opportunity to collaborate with you this evening. while the declaration ofndepende independence was long heralded at the icon of our independent nationhood, the constitution did not get as much attention. its prose is not mr. earnest declarations and as for parchment pages to the declaration single sheet deteres most casual readers. the lack of ce
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
knew their children and many of their parents so someone mike howard johnson timmy sticks out much more is representative of the complexity of this moment rather than what was conveyed at that point. it just made me wonder that maybe that simplified the story is a product of the history and their lack of knowledge. we aren't yet able to appreciate the complexity of the story. >> to me complexity is great. things are rarely black and white in life. no pun intended. there is lots of great. there are lots of things that we now and there are lots of things that we don't know. i think that's really part of the richness of life in our day-to-day lives. and i really wanted to capture that and to tell a story that was sweeping and historical but was really human. these people are very very human and how, you know, they live their lives and i wanted people to connect to that. i didn't want it to be simple or easy. speeds so one of these really incredible characters, but to go back a little bit maybe to the -- third slide and i'm going to read his name out loud because it is quite a character. go
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
senators, including senator mark udall, our colleague from utah 12340senator mike lee, senator durbin, i'm pleased to be joined by senator merkley, who has been vital in this coalition, this pry partisatry partisan coalitit th--with the signer of the lett, senator paul of kentucky, who has also been an outspoken advocate of striking a better balance between privacy and liberty was a sign he, senator conges, senator begich, senator tester, senator san detection senator tom udall, senator cantwell -- all of us joininged together in writing another letter to the director of national intelligence asking additional questions about the impact of this law on americans' prief six we asked the director if he could give us, mr. president, even a rough estimate, just a rough estimate. in other words, mr. president, there's been discussion both in the press and in the intelligence community, well, this group of senators is asking for something impossible, this group of senators is asking for an exact count of how many americans are being swept up under the fisa authority. i mean their calls and emai
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
a brief opening statement and invite mike cox if you'd like to do the same. i see senator nelson here, and i can recall going to tampa, florida, with senator nelson with a hearing of our subcommittee on constitution and civil rights. and if you will recall, the first panel of experts that we have from your home state of florida were election officials, democrats and republicans, and the first question i asked them was, what was the evidence of voter fraud and vote abuse that she believes led to these changes in the law restricting opportunities to vote in florida? and they said there were none. there were none. and asked them if they were prosecutions of voter fraud in florida, caused a scandal that led to this, and they said no their work. it turns out they were almost none of it when of it when it came to actual prosecutions. i did the same thing in ohio with senator brown in cleveland. same witnesses, ohio election officials and questions -- same questions, same answers. it's come down to this. elections in america are supposed to be a contest between candidates with voters making
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
.com/booktv. >> and according to author mike lofgren, "the party is over." mr. lofgren, how did the republicans go crazy? >> well, they got crazy when they became kind of an apocalyptic cold that lived in its own bubble, and i think we have seen that in the last election. they simply could not believe the public poll, what they were saying, that obama was probably going to win and that most democratic senate candidates were going to win. they were shellshocked in their own word. and if they cannot sort of accept empirical reality, they are going to be in big trouble in the succeeding election. >> democrats became useless? >> well, they become useless in that they have become part of the party of me too, but less that after three successive losses and presidential elections in the '80s, they kind of retold and became more corporate friendly. and many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all that obama has excoriated for all kind of kenyan observer who is a muslim and a socialist at once, he is pretty much fulfilled george bush's third term in national security matters. >> and finally, how do
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